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"Freak Me" is a song by American R&B group Silk. It was released in February 1993 as the second single from their debut album, Lose Control. It was co-written and co-produced by Keith Sweat, for whom Silk was a touring opening act. The song was the group's highest charting hit, reaching number-one on both the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, and the U.S. Hot R&B Singles chart for eight weeks. It was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and sold over 1.3 million copies domestically.[1][2]

"Freak Me"
Freak Me Silk.jpg
U.S. commercial cassette single
Single by Silk
from the album Lose Control
Released February 18, 1993
Format
Recorded 1992
Genre
Length 4:36
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Keith Sweat
  • T.H.
  • Errol Taylor
Silk singles chronology
"Happy Days"
(1992)
"Freak Me"
(1993)
"Girl U for Me/Lose Control"
(1993)
"Happy Days"
(1992)
"Freak Me"
(1993)
"Girl U for Me/Lose Control"
(1993)

Contents

Music videoEdit

Two versions of the music video for "Freak Me" were produced: the first was directed by Bronwen Hughes, while the second was directed by Lionel C. Martin. The latter became the better known video of the two.

Track listingEdit

US 12" vinyl"[3]

  • 1 "Freak Me" [Remix] – 4:55 Featuring – Teno West – Actual Performer on song
  • 2 "Freak Me" [Jeep Beat Mix] – 4:55 Featuring – Teno West – Actual Performer on song
  • 3 "Freak Me" [LP Version] – 4:35 Featuring – Teno West – Actual Performer on song
  • 4 "Happy Days" [Instrumental] – 3:45

Maxi-CD[4]

  • 1 "Freak Me" [LP Version] – 4:35 Featuring – Teno West – Actual Performer on song
  • 2 "Freak Me" [Remix] – 4:55 Featuring – Teno West – Actual Performer on song
  • 3 "Freak Me" [Jeep Beat Mix] – 4:55 Featuring – Teno West – Actual Performer on song
  • 4 "Freak Me" [Extended Version] – 5:38 Featuring – Teno West – Actual Performer on song
  • 5 "Freak Me" [Christine Henke cover] – 3:58 Featuring – Dioni [on the remix] – 2007

ChartsEdit

Another Level versionEdit

"Freak Me"
 
Single by Another Level
from the album Another Level
B-side "Whatever You Want"
Released 6 July 1998
Format
Recorded 1998
Genre
Length
  • 3:39 (radio edit)
  • 4:56 (album version)
Label Northwestside
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Another Level singles chronology
"Be Alone No More"
(1998)
"Freak Me"
(1998)
"Guess I Was a Fool"
(1998)
"Be Alone No More"
(1998)
"Freak Me"
(1998)
"Guess I Was a Fool"
(1998)

The song was covered by British boy band Another Level in 1998. It was released on 6 July 1998 as the second single from the band's self-titled debut album.[10] This version reached number one on the UK Singles Chart, overtaking Billie's "Because We Want To".[11] It was produced by Fitzgerald Scott, Cutfather and Joe; it was the seventeenth biggest-selling boy band single of the 1990s in the UK, selling over 415,000 copies.

Track listingEdit

  • UK CD single (1)[12]
  1. "Freak Me" (Cutfather & Joe Radio Edit)
  2. "Whatever You Want"
  3. "Freak Me" (Club Asylum Classic Vocal Mix)
  • UK CD single (2)[13]
  1. "Freak Me" (Blacksmith R&B Radio Rub)
  2. "Freak Me" (Blacksmith Put It There Mix)
  3. "Freak Me" (Blacksmith Skate And Roll Mix)
  • German CD single[14]
  1. "Freak Me" (C&J Radio Edit) — 3:39
  2. "Freak Me" (Blacksmith R&B Rub) — 6:09
  • German CD maxi-single[14]
  1. "Freak Me" (C&J Radio Edit)
  2. "Whatever You Want"
  3. "Freak Me" (Club Asylum Radio Edit)
  4. "Freak Me" (Blacksmith R&B Rub)
  5. "Freak Me" (C&J Mix)
  6. "Freak Me" (Rich Boogie Remix)

Credits and personnelEdit

Source:[14]

Preceded by
"Because We Want To" by Billie Piper
UK Singles Chart number-one single
12 July 1998 – 18 July 1998
Succeeded by
"Deeper Underground" by Jamiroquai

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "American certifications – Silk – Freak Me". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1993". Billboard. BPI Communications. 106 (3): 73. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Silk (4) - Freak Me (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Silk (4) - Freak Me (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Silk – Freak Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  6. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Silk search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  7. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Silk – Freak Me". Top 40 Singles.
  8. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1993". Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  9. ^ Geoff Mayfield (December 25, 1999). 1999 The Year in Music Totally '90s: Diary of a Decade - The listing of Top Pop Albums of the '90s & Hot 100 Singles of the '90s. Billboard. Retrieved October 15, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Freak Me [CD 1]: Another Level: Amazon.co.uk: Music". Amazon.co.uk. 
  11. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 4622. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  12. ^ "Another Level - Freak Me (CD, Maxi) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  13. ^ "Another Level - Freak Me (CD, Single, CD2) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  14. ^ a b c "Another Level - Freak Me (CD, Single) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 2014-04-01.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "gercd" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  15. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Another Level – Freak Me". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Another Level – Freak Me" (in French). Ultratop 50.
  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – Another Level – Freak Me" (in French). Les classement single.
  18. ^ "Chart Track: Week 31, 1998". Irish Singles Chart.
  19. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Another Level – Freak Me" (in Dutch). Single Top 100.
  20. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Another Level – Freak Me". Top 40 Singles.
  21. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Another Level – Freak Me". VG-lista.
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Another Level – Freak Me". Singles Top 100.
  23. ^ "Another Level: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company.
  24. ^ "Certified Awards Search". BPI. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 

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